South Korean game developer and Nexon subsidiary Gamehi is expected to adjust its corporate name to “Nexon GT”. Gamehi, the developer of popular first-person shooter (FPS) Sudden Attack, was acquired by Nexon in May 2010. It is said to be currently developing a spiritual successor to Sudden Attack on the Unreal Engine 3 and is expected to release three mobile titles in 2014.
Nexon America CEO Min Kim has revealed to Polygon that Splash Damage’s first-person shooter Extraction will arrive later this year. Extraction is an announced first-person shooter from Splash Damage, the developer of Doom 3, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars among other games. It is advertised as being different from the generic FPS and it set in London after a mysterious radiological attack. The game’s closed beta began, after a delay, on October 15, 2013. The closed beta has thus far been extremely quiet but this latest bit of news is a load off the backs of those patiently awaiting the game.
It looks though that Extraction won’t be the only new title joining Nexon America’s lineup of first-person shooters (FPS) (which currently consists of only Combat Arms after Sudden Attack bit the dust at the end of January). Promising browser-based FPS Ballistic from Rumble Entertainment seems to be looking to join the fold. Marketed on its high quality, high accessibility and AAA graphics in your browser, Ballistic’s teaser website can be viewed at https://www.rumblegames.com/ballistic. Another Rumble developed title, KingsRoad, is also looking likely for publishing by Nexon in North America.
MapleStory will be going through a content update starting on Tuesday, February 11, 2013. This update will last for approximately 7 hours during which time the game will be unavailable for play.
Pacific: February 11 @ 10pm to February 12 @ 5am
Eastern: February 12 @ 1am to 8am
Nexon America has discontinued its service of Sudden Attack. The closure was announced in early December and is blamed on a lack of success in growing the community to a level necessary to maintain development.
Sudden Attack is one of the most popular online first-person shooters in the world with it dominating its genre in South Korea and being successful also in China, Japan and elsewhere across Asia.
Nexon only took over North American publishing of Sudden Attack in October 2011 after being published by GameHi since 2009. Nexon acquired GameHi in 2011 and took over the publishing of the game in America and Korea (which was a quite humorous saga all in its own: The Fight Over Sudden Attack).
MapleStory will be going through a content update starting on Tuesday, January 21, 2013. This update will last for approximately 7 hours during which time the game will be unavailable for play.
Pacific: January 21 @ 10pm to January 22 @ 5am
Eastern: January 22 @ 1am to 8am